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Tuesday, August 2, 2016


"It's Juicing/Blending Tuesday"

Chili Watermelon Cooler

It's juicing or blending Tuesday!  I hope you are keeping up with a dedication day of juicing.

What are we juicing or blending?

We are making Chili Watermelon Cooler.

Summer is still here and many fruits are in season.  Seasonal fruits are on sale at your local supermarkets, farmer's markets, community or urban gardens, and your backyard gardens.

Watermelon Sprout
(Planted some seeds Summer 2016)

A coworker gave me half of her watermelon she grew last season 2015 and I kept the seeds.  I planted about three seeds on April 16, 2016.  The seeds sprouted up May 16, 2016.

Three watermelon sprouts
May 28, 2016

*Update:  Gave away two sprouts to friends and last week my sprout that I transferred into my garden raised bed has died.  Some sprouts will live and some won't.  Do not be discouraged.

Watermelon is one of the summer fruits that you will find available at this time.  Watermelon is an excellent fruit that can keep your body hydrated.  The fruit holds 92% water  and has 46 calories per cup.

"Hello I'm Available...NOW"

Health benefits that we cannot ignore:

  1. Fiber
  2. Vitamin C
  3. Vitamin A
  4. Potassium
  5. More lycopene than raw tomatoes (1.5 times than a large tomato)
  6. Fights heart disease
  7. Fights cancers
  8. Maintains blood pressure
  9. Antioxidant
  10. Stops free radicals from damaging DNA cells
  11. Relieves muscles soreness
  12. 92% water
  13. Speeds up your metabolism 
Its refreshing sweetness, and burst of color can add a brightness to your plate or cup!

Organic Chili Pepper & Watermelon Chunks


  • 8 ounces of filtered or purified water
  • 2 cups of watermelon  
  • 1 chili pepper
Why the chili pepper?

The chili pepper I grew was ready to be harvest from my fruits and vegetables garden.  

Chili pepper has beneficial health properties to help the body fight pain, inflammation, and promote weight loss.  The chili pepper's heat comes from capsaicin - a compound produced to protect the pepper from fungal attacks. 

Tool Appliance:  Blender


Ready to blend!

  1. Wash thoroughly watermelon before cutting.
  2. Cut the watermelon lengthwise in half.
  3. Discard seeds and rinds.
  4. Cut up half the watermelon in chunks. 
  5. Wash thoroughly the chili pepper.
  6. Remove the stem of the pepper.
  7. Split open the pepper.  *optional if you do not want your beverage to be too spicy then remove some of the seeds from the pepper.
  8. Place all ingredients in your blender.
Refreshing Sweetness
"Tummy watch it comes"

Blend away!

Spin & Blast away!

Ready for that refreshing beverage quencher that has excellent health benefits.  Homemade is better than any store bought beverage.


Bottle up your Chili Watermelon Cooler!

Chili Watermelon Cooler
Juice beverage to quench your thirst with a spice kick

Can be served chilled.

Health Tip:  According to researchers, athletes who consumed a little more than 16 ounces an hour before exercise had less muscle soreness and a lower heart rate within a day.


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